Saturday, September 5, 2009

Book Club for Girls

My 8-year-old daughter is constantly coming up with ideas, plans, plots – you name it! These range from her desire to put on an elaborate production of a “Pirates of the Caribbean” play with her cousins (all of whom live out of town) in the theatre company, to creating a Webkinz version of the Disney ride “It’s a Small World” (yes, both of these came to her after our Disney trip…) which would involve a big tub filled with water with a smaller tub inside as the boat. I love that she has a great imagination and an industrious mind, but many times I nod and say, “That sounds interesting!”

The other day she came up with an idea that I thought was not only wonderful, but something that would be quite easy to do. She asked me if she could start her own book club! I immediately said that I thought that was a great idea, and we could definitely make that happen. She has named it the "Little Book Worms Book Club" and she typed up the following note that we printed out and she sent as an invitation to 5 of her friends:

"If you want to join the book club, please call XXX-XXXX and ask for Olivia. If you want to join, call soon! And when you call, I will tell you all the information you need. This book club will be SO much fun!!! We meet every month, and we’ll have tiny snacks and talk, and make new friends and read!!!!!! We’ll meet once a month, starting October 2009!!!! Call soon please!!!!!"

She is going to pick the first book, and we will pick a Friday night in October to start. In preparation for the first book club meeting, she is going to come up with a list of questions that they girls can use to discuss the book they have read. At the end of the meeting, we'll put all of the other girls' names in a hat and draw to see who picks the next book. My girl is very excited about this (as are some of her friends who we have already heard from), and I am excited for her -- what a fun time they will have! I'll let you know how it goes!


Kristin said...

Oh that is a great idea and quite advanced for her age, although she does have a great imagination.

I hope it's a great success.

Kristin said...

Hey I was at my local library to day and in their Parent section they have a "How to" book on young kids having a book club.

Deanna said...

Neat! We had planned to have her write up a few questions to get the discussion started and we were just talking about what they would do at the first "meeting" -- she's very excited about it!